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H.E Ebrahim Obaid Al Zaabi
Director General at Insurance Authority UAE


The Director General of the UAE Insurance Authority (IA) since 2013. He occupied the position of Deputy CEO of the Securities and Commodities Authority –SCA (which is responsible for regulating and supervising financial markets in the UAE. Further, he assumed several other leading positions from 2002 to 2013.He worked also as an Investment Expert in global commodity derivatives markets at Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), which is one of the foremost global sovereign wealth funds, from 1994 to 2002.

He enjoys extensive professional and leadership expertise in the field of financial markets and insurance sciences related to regulatory, legislative and supervisory functions in the UAE and the MENA region, which extends for more than 25 years. This expertise enabled him to assume many leadership positions in the government sectors, in addition to presidency and membership of A number of advisory boards in local and international universities and national, regional and international committees.

At the present time, he chairs the Arab Union of Insurance Supervisors -AUIS) (which is responsible for regulating the insurance sector at the Arab countries level). He is also a member of the Supreme Executive Committee of the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS). Besides his membership of other committees in IAIS. Additionally, he performs his duties as a member of the UN Sustainable Insurance Forum (SIF) at the United Nations (an initiative by the United Nations). He is a graduate of California State University, USA with a Bachelor in Public Administration and Business Administration. Further, he participated in many international conferences in the fields of administration, investment, financial markets and insurance.

Agenda Sessions

  • Insurance Response to Covid-19 and What the Future Holds for Healthcare Insurance in UAE


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